CMA CGM creates air cargo division; purchases 4 A330-200Fs
The CMA CGM Group is stepping up its strategic development in logistics by creating a specialised air freight division
- The new division will be called as CMA CGM AIR CARGO.
- The CMA CGM Group will entrust the operation of its freighter fleet to a European airline.
February 15, 2021: The CMA CGM Group is stepping up its strategic development in logistics by creating a specialised air freight division: CMA CGM AIR CARGO. To support its expansion into air freight, the CMA CGM Group is buying four 60-tonne-payload A330-200Fs, which came into service between 2014 and 2016. With a range of 4,000 nautical miles, they will connect Europe with the rest of the world. The CMA CGM Group will entrust the operation of its freighter fleet to a European airline.
Rodolphe Saade, chairman and CEO of the CMA CGM Group, said, “In response to the growing demand from our customers for agile logistics solutions, we are creating a new division within the CMA CGM Group dedicated to air transport: CMA CGM Air Cargo. This division will launch with four Airbus A330-200F aircraft and will leverage commercial partnerships with airlines in order to deliver global coverage. This is a major milestone in the development of our logistics services.”
This move into air freight strengthens the group’s transport and logistics business, allowing it to offer its customers a new range of comprehensive, agile and customised solutions.
CMA CGM AIR CARGO represents a major new component of the CMA CGM Group in both operational and commercial terms.